Sample Selector

Sample Selector is a tool for creating and editing samples, or groups of data you compare across—they're not "samples" in the statistical sense, but more like filters.

By default, a single sample exists: "All Data". With the Sample Selector, you can create new samples to organize your data.

You can use samples to:

A sample is composed of one or more filters, specific conditions that narrow down your sample.

Creating a sample

The general process for creating a sample is to:

The effect of multiple filters

DataShop interprets each filter after the first as an additional restriction on the data that is included in the sample. This is also known as a logical "AND". You can see the results of multiple filters in the sample preview as soon as all filters are "saved".


Web Services Credentials

From the DataShop web application, you can sign up to use web services and retrieve or reset your web services access credentials. For more information on using web services or to download a sample client application, see the web services home page.

Using your access credentials to authenticate

To authenticate, you need to provide a digital signature, derived from a pair of public/private access keys, with each request to DataShop web services. The process for creating this signature is described in the API reference.

To retrieve or reset your access keys, visit the web services credentials page.

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